Showing posts from September, 2023

Geddy Lee Announces 'In Conversation' Tour

With the upcoming release of his memoir My Effin' Life this November, Geddy Lee has announced an 'In Conversation' tour; a series of intimate dates across the UK where he will bring his memoir to life. From the announcement: The evening promises to be an extraordinary experience, a once-in-a-life-time event. After the curtain rises, Geddy Lee will give his fans a peek into the very fabric of his life: from a deep reflection into his family and childhood, to a steep dive into the history of Rush; from the determined pursuit of music, to the personal memories of his life-long friends and band-mates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Geddy Lee will be reading key passages from his forthcoming book My Effin’ Life; he will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Geddy Lee answering their questions directly. “Writing this book has meant

Second Annual Bubba Bash in Celebration of Neil Peart Announced for 2024

The inaugural Bubba Bash in 2023, dubbed as such in Neil's nickname, was a joint effort of YYNOT's Tim Starace and Neil Peart’s long time friend and security provider, Michael Mosbach. Together, they assembled an all-star lineup of Neil's friends, each generously making a special appearance. Over $100,000 was raised for Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Neil’s memory. The sold out Bubba Bash was such a triumphant event, it was the catalyst to make this an annual event. Bubba Bash 2024 will be held January 6, 2024 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. All of the artists from the 2023 show will be returning for encore performances with YYNOT: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) Frank Bello (Anthrax) Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill) Jon Dinklage (Clockwork Angels string ensemble) Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author) John Wesley (Vertical Horizon) Seven Antonopoulos (Opiate for the Masses) Additional artists are currently being gathered and will be announc

Marching Illini Halftime Show Features the Music of Rush

This past Saturday, the Marching Illini marching band of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign performed the music of Rush during their halftime show during the University's game vs. Toledo. During the roughly eight minute show, the band performed renditions of YYZ and The Spirit of Radio . Since 1868, the Marching Illini has entertained millions of fans with traditional and innovative performances that have paved a path of excellence making them known as “The Nation’s Premier College Marching Band.” In the 1920’s, John Philip Sousa called the Illinois Band the “World’s Greatest College Band.” Superlatives like this have come to be expected during the long and illustrious history of the University of Illinois Bands. The excellence of innovation continues today as the Marching Illini strives for the highest levels of musical, visual, and thoroughly entertaining performances in historic Memorial Stadium. You can watch their performance via the embedded viewer be

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